MCM #95 – It’s a Texture Thing

I have a difficult time eating shrimp, scallops, crab, actually most seafood. It’s a texture thing with me. Iย want to like these things, I do! But I just can’t get past how they feel when I take a bite. Ugh. All you seafood lovers – don’t hate me. I’ve tried. Seriously. But I just can’t handle the texture.

I don’t have that problem with quilty texture though. Thank goodness! I can play with scrumptious quilt texture all day long and it never leaves a weird taste in my mouth. Not even when I lick the fabric… ๐Ÿ˜€

Over the weekend I worked on a lovely customer quilt. Shirley asked for an all over design using variegated blue thread on the top and variegated green thread on the back. We decided to use the loopy flower design and it created some fabulous texture!

Variegated green thread

Back of Quilt

At first I had my doubts about using two variegated threads but they worked together beautifully. The thread on the back is Omni-V, and the top thread is Fantastico. Both are by Superior and are 40#. Fantastico is a bit shiny, like Glide, and Omni-V has a more matte finish. I’m so happy they worked together, as my customer had her heart set on variegated threads on both sides.

Quilting textureYou can see more of the texture on the front in the picture above. Once this quilt is washed, I can only imagine how cuddly it will feel!

I took the quilt outside to take a full picture of the front of the quilt on the deck. After laying it out I stepped back to get my shot and the wind took over. It blew up the back to fold over perfectly. I think this quilt was telling me which side it likes best! So I grabbed the shot and called it a day.

The next quilt I’ll be working on will have more custom quilting. I’m excited to come up with a quilting plan and get it loaded. Time to get those creative juices flowing!

So there’s my quilting crush for Main Crush Monday. Now it’s time for you to share yours! What has you excited to be in your sewing space? You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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21 Responses to MCM #95 – It’s a Texture Thing

  1. What gorgeous quilty texture. I have quilted that design before, but it didn’t show nearly as much on a print.

  2. helen says:

    that made me laugh. I don’t like the combined texture of slimy and cold. A terrine with cold roasted peppers I struggle with. And all those grains my husband says are good for me!

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  4. I love seafood, but my husband totally identifies with you. Seriously funny intro, thanks for the giggle. ๐Ÿ™‚ Still love that quilting design too.

  5. Superior threads really are wonderful, aren’t they? I need some more… And yes, both sides will be wonderful when it’s all washed and soft and crinkly!

  6. Bonnie in VA says:

    Inspiring that you could get two different colors balanced so they didn’t show on the opposite side. The quilting looks lovely.

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  8. I love how you quilted it. I have a quilt that needs that exact type of quilting. Great job.

  9. Well the texture thing on this is just so lovely. What a quilt!

  10. The texture is fantastic, Beth! I’m glad to hear that using the two variegated threads together worked well; congratulations on a happy client and fun quiltinging! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Preeti says:

    That texture is so yummy that if I could, I would dig my teeth into it and eat it up – sushi style ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. kaholly says:

    It came out beautiful!

  13. Tish says:

    I am drooling over those loopy flowers!!! I’ve got to try stitching them. This quilt looks like it would taste like a wonderful lime and blue raspberry ๐Ÿ˜›

  14. The quilting looks lovely. That is such a great idea! I would love to give that a try.


  15. Very pretty! The loopy flower design is such a great one for texture, and very forgiving, too.

  16. I get the food texture thing. I don’t have a problem with it, but my son does. That quilt is a beauty, and the quilting is amazing. Lovely texture with those cute little flowers!

  17. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Beth,
    Oh, I totally get the food texture thing! I cannot eat mushrooms for the same reason, and the thought of oysters almost puts me over the edge. Uggg. But quilts . . . all that good squishiness. I can enjoy that for days and days. I can just SEE how good that quilt feels. HAHA – if that is possible, but I think it is. ~smile~ Roseanne

  18. Karen Goad says:

    I like seafood but there are other things I won’t eat

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  20. Denise says:

    Love the quilt. Lol, I have a texture issue too, I can’t eat peaches or pears at all along with a few other things. I managed to overcome this issue with strawberries when I started growing them myself. Thank you for hosting Monday Making.

  21. Kate says:

    I like that bright green backing, it shows off the quilting beautifully. Happy stitching this week.

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